Large Images Now Obtained by Crater Tubes (Jan, 1932)

The key to “large” screen TVs of up to 6″-8″ is simple: water cooling.

Large Images Now Obtained by Crater Tubes

THE neon crater tube has practically revolutionized the television industry over night and has lifted the art from the “peep-hole” stage into the realm of real home entertainment. True, we do not have all the elaborate detail in the images received, that we might like to have, but the crater tube has gone far to brighten up and enlarge the television image. Anyone who has seen the Jenkins television demonstrations—such as those at the New York Radio show will agree, we believe, that the neon crater tube is indeed the device we have long awaited. It requires, however, a special lens-disc, and more energy than the flat-plate lamps which it succeeds.

THE TELE-PAL (Nov, 1954)

Benjamin Frankenstein sounds like the name of a character from a cartoon about zombie founding fathers.


WATCHING TV was Benjamin Frankenstein’s way of relaxing each evening after a busy day at his Tele-Matic Industries, Inc., 16 Howard Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y. But Ben had a problem. He and his wife were still living in the same two-room apartment they had secured when first married. Now, with two youngsters and a TV set in their bedroom, it was impossible for them to watch their favorite programs without disturbing the babies in the cribs.

Mad Doctors and Bug-Eyed Monsters (May, 1956)

Mad Doctors and Bug-Eyed Monsters

Out-of-this-world gizmos are an easy sideline for this talented family of authentic scientists.

FIFTEEN years ago Oscar Dallons stood in a laboratory and watched a doctor connect an artificial lung to a patient who appeared to be at death’s door. In a few seconds the patient’s blood began circulating through the glass tubing of the apparatus, gradually growing redder as it was purified before being returned to his body. Improvement in his condition was immediately noticeable and he was soon out of danger. In 1955 Dallons observed a demonstration that duplicated the other to a marked degree and while the first had amused him, he was amazed by the second.

Tiny TV Sets are “In” (Feb, 1965)

Tiny TV Sets are “In”

Transistors make them totable, batteries make them portable. Here’s your buyer’s guide.

By Ronald M. Benrey

THE first time you see one of these little TV sets, you may wonder what all the fuss is about. Didn’t we get rid of those midget screens back in the early days of television? But the next time you see one—with the picture turned on—it may be a case of love at second sight.

NEW for the HOME (May, 1950)

NEW for the HOME

Swinging Shelf meets you more than half way. Mount it atop your present shelf, pull the handle and it swings down and out to you on its special hinges. Space Saver Industries, Detroit, Mich.

Flush Guide puts silencer on that annoying running toilet. It’s a device which guides the rubber-ball valve to the valve seat and can be installed in ten minutes. Made by Ardmore Products, Ardmore, Pa.

TELEVISION USA – The Master Planners (Nov, 1961)

TELEVISION USA – The Master Planners

Here are the men who largely decide what you may and may not see on TV.


Late on a Wednesday afternoon last spring Homer R. Heck, vice president in charge of broadcasting at the Chicago office of an advertising agency, Foote, Cone & Belding, left his office, took a taxi to O’Hare Airport and caught United’s jet flight 832 to New York. He was on his way to supervise the production on Sunday of a television broadcast for a client, Hallmark Cards. As the plane climbed over Lake Michigan, Heck, a slender man of fifty-two with a graying crew cut, began talking about the role an advertising agency plays in television. “At one extreme is the Hallmark show,” he said. “There we exercise a good deal of influence on the end product. Our client, Mr. Joyce Hall, takes a great personal pride in his television. He was the first to do a two-hour show on television, and it was Shakespeare. He did television’s first opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors.”

Radio TELEVISION Electronics (Jan, 1951)

Radio TELEVISION Electronics


A—Speed-photo transceiver aids criminal investigators. Similar to wirephoto machines used by newspapers for sending and receiving pictures, it transmits and receives fingerprints, photographs suspected checks and other investigation matter long distances over the air in a few minutes. The instrument transmits and receives the pictorial material at the rate of one cross-section inch per minute

TOMORROW’S PRODUCTS are in kit-form today-with Heathkit electronics (Aug, 1974)

EXPERTS AGREE The TV of the future is here… in the Heathkit Digital-Design GR-2000 TV

At ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS they said: “The fact is, today’s Heathkit GR-2000 is the color TV the rest of the industry will be making tomorrow .. . there is no Other TV available at any price which incorporates what Heath has built into their latest color TV.”

The FAMILY HANDYMAN reviewer put it this way: “The picture quality of the GR-2000 is flawless, natural tints, excellent definition, and pictures are steady as a rock. It’s better than any this writer has ever seen.”

NOW-GET ALL 3 with Futurized Raytheon TV (Dec, 1951)

I’m pretty sure that Microtherm thing is an external microwave. This is probably not the best medical tool.

NOW-GET ALL 3 with Futurized Raytheon TV

* All 83 new UHF channels!

* Razor-sharp TV pictures!

* Extra fringe area power!

Enjoy fine reception of razor-sharp pictures by turning only one dial. Raytheon uses all the tubes and power needed for wonderful, clear-focus pictures —no “short cuts”, no dim, fuzzy pictures!

SUBBER – TV Service Instruments for signal circuit analyzing. (Aug, 1974)


TV Service Instruments for signal circuit analyzing.

When Castle introduced the TV Tuner SUBBER analyzing instrument a couple of years ago it became the first practical way to easily test the VHF tuner, UHF tuner and i.f. amplifier system of any TV receiver. Being lightweight, self contained and battery powered the TV Tuner SUBBER *Mk. IV is the first such instrument which may be carried on service calls and used with ANY color or black and white TV receiver … at $45.95 for the battery powered Mk. IV, or $54.95 for the a.c. plus battery powered Mk. IV-A the instruments have been known to pay for themselves in TIMESAVING in the first two weeks of use!